While Chad Johnson has been for the most part the ultimate pot-stirrer on the entire “Bachelor” franchise, eventually we figured there’d be a time where something went too far for many of his fans. That happened on Tuesday night’s “Bachelor in Paradise” premiere, where he said a series of insensitive comments about fellow contestant Sarah Herron.
In a post on Twitter last night, Chad made it clear that he was “disappointed in [himself]” and in a separate video, apologized and said that he “said something [he] shouldn’t have said.” While it wasn’t the most far-reaching emotional apology in the world, an apology is still an apology and Herron, judging from her own tweet below, does feel as though he is being genuine about how he feels. She also encouraged him to donate to her non-profit geared towards helping and empowering young women.
We’re sure that there will be something more made from this over the coming weeks, given that we do think Chad feels genuinely bad about his drunken escapade and subsequent expulsion from Paradise. He even reportedly apologized to host Chris Harrison during the “Men Tell All” taping before admitting that his meltdown was probably good TV.
Moving forward, one of the larger questions should be whether or not Chad is ever allowed to do another version of this franchise again. There’s no doubt that he produces great drama and allows the series to get all sorts of publicity. However, at the same time this is the second straight season he’s shown some violent tendencies and sooner or later, he has to be considered a liability. Would the hotel in Mexico even have him back after what happened?
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